History Literature / NoCountryForOldMen

6th Sep '16 4:18:39 PM eroock
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* DeadFootLeadfoot: Moss hitches a ride with a bystander, who is killed while Moss talks to him. Later, he hitches another ride with an entirely different man, who is also killed for his trouble, but that happens long after he was separated from Moss.



* DisposablePilot: Moss hitches a ride with a bystander, who is killed while Moss talks to him. Later, he hitches another ride with an entirely different man, who is also killed for his trouble, but that happens long after he was separated from Moss.
2nd Sep '16 6:47:56 AM VoxAquila
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* AnAesop: Monstrous evil like Chigurh has always existed, and thinking previous times were better or more moral is vanity. Despite all of this, there are always people who will [[ArcWords carry the fire.]]
14th Aug '16 8:02:24 PM oforiousmic
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* UselessProtagonist: Sheriff Bell, too apathetic to even properly pursue Chigurh, unlike the hotshot deputies and the out-of-state investigators trying to piece together what's going on. One of his major scenes is his deputy trying to encourage him to go with the investigators at the crime scenes - he doesn't care, saying it'll do no good. [[spoiler:He doesn't bother with investigating further after he fails to stop Chigurh.

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* UselessProtagonist: Sheriff Bell, too apathetic to even properly pursue Chigurh, unlike the hotshot deputies and the out-of-state investigators trying to piece together what's going on. One of his major scenes is his deputy trying to encourage him to go with the investigators at the crime scenes - he doesn't care, saying it'll do no good. [[spoiler:He doesn't bother with investigating further after he fails to stop Chigurh.]]
9th Aug '16 3:04:30 PM Az_Tech341
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** Anton Chigurh is a deconstruction of the ImplacableMan and HitmanWithAHeart. He isn't a killer robot from the future, and he can bleed and get hurt, but Anton is still as close to a terminator as you could get in real life. Like a Dostoyevskean character, Anton is completely driven by an idea. In this case, the idea is that every action you take, will ultimately decide your fate. If Anton is hired to kill you, that means that somewhere along the line, you have committed an action that warranted it. [[DisproportionateRetribution If you realized this or not at the time, makes ''NO'' difference,]] and there is ''NO'' amount of begging and pleading that will save you, once you're in Chigurhs sights. Anton simply views himself as fates messenger, [[BreakThemByTalking and calmly and methodically makes sure that you realize how poor your decisions were, before he blows your brains out.]] Compare with UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his "i am the flail of god" quote, to see where he is coming from.The HitmanWithAHeart part, comes from the fact that Chigurh doesn't feel any anger or hatred for his victims. If anything, he might feel pity for the fact that they'd ended up in their current situation, and like in Carla Jeans case, through the fault of others. In some cases, he is willing to give his victims a coin toss to potentially spare their lives (further playing into his fatalistic worldview and his role as a messenger of fate). But that's it. Chigurhs just the deliveryman.

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** Anton Chigurh is a deconstruction of the ImplacableMan and HitmanWithAHeart. He isn't a killer robot from the future, and he can bleed and get hurt, but Anton is still as close to a terminator as you could get in real life. Like a Dostoyevskean character, Anton is completely driven by an idea. In this case, the idea is that every action you take, will ultimately decide your fate. If Anton is hired to kill you, that means that somewhere along the line, you have committed an action that warranted it. [[DisproportionateRetribution If you realized this or not at the time, makes ''NO'' difference,]] and there is ''NO'' amount of begging and pleading that will save you, once you're in Chigurhs Chigurh's sights. Anton simply views himself as fates messenger, [[BreakThemByTalking and calmly and methodically makes sure that you realize how poor your decisions were, before he blows your brains out.]] Compare with UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his "i "I am the flail of god" quote, to see where he is coming from.from. The HitmanWithAHeart part, comes from the fact that Chigurh doesn't feel any anger or hatred for his victims. If anything, he might feel pity for the fact that they'd ended up in their current situation, and like in Carla Jeans Jean's case, through the fault of others. In some cases, he is willing to give his victims a coin toss to spare potentially spare their lives (further playing into his fatalistic worldview and his role as a messenger of fate). But that's it. Chigurhs just the deliveryman.
9th Aug '16 12:25:53 PM TheCheshireCat
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** Anton Chigurh is a deconstruction of the ImplacableMan and HitmanWithAHeart. He isn't a killer robot from the future, and he can bleed and get hurt, but Anton is still as close to a terminator as you could get in real life. Like a Dostoyevskean character, Anton is completely driven by an idea. In this case, the idea is that every action you take, will ultimately decide your fate. If Anton is hired to kill you, that means that somewhere along the line, you have committed an action that warranted it. [[DisproportionateRetribution If you realized this or not at the time, makes ''NO'' difference,]] and there is ''NO'' amount of begging and pleading that will save you, once you're in Chigurhs sights. Anton simply views himself as fates messenger, [[BreakThemByTalking and calmly and methodically makes sure that you realize how poor your decisions were, before he blows your brains out.]] Compare with UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his "i am the flail of god" quote, to see where he is coming from.The HitmanWithAHeart part, comes from the fact that Chigurh doesn't feel any anger or hatred for his victims. If anything, he might feel pity for the fact that they'd ended up in their current situation, and like in Carla Jeans case, through the fault of others. But that's it. Chigurhs just the deliveryman.

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** Anton Chigurh is a deconstruction of the ImplacableMan and HitmanWithAHeart. He isn't a killer robot from the future, and he can bleed and get hurt, but Anton is still as close to a terminator as you could get in real life. Like a Dostoyevskean character, Anton is completely driven by an idea. In this case, the idea is that every action you take, will ultimately decide your fate. If Anton is hired to kill you, that means that somewhere along the line, you have committed an action that warranted it. [[DisproportionateRetribution If you realized this or not at the time, makes ''NO'' difference,]] and there is ''NO'' amount of begging and pleading that will save you, once you're in Chigurhs sights. Anton simply views himself as fates messenger, [[BreakThemByTalking and calmly and methodically makes sure that you realize how poor your decisions were, before he blows your brains out.]] Compare with UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his "i am the flail of god" quote, to see where he is coming from.The HitmanWithAHeart part, comes from the fact that Chigurh doesn't feel any anger or hatred for his victims. If anything, he might feel pity for the fact that they'd ended up in their current situation, and like in Carla Jeans case, through the fault of others. In some cases, he is willing to give his victims a coin toss to potentially spare their lives (further playing into his fatalistic worldview and his role as a messenger of fate). But that's it. Chigurhs just the deliveryman.
22nd Jul '16 11:07:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Anton Chigurh.
22nd May '16 11:41:06 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* BigBad: Anton Chigurh.
* BigBadWannabe: The [[CorruptCorporateExecutive middle manager]] of the Matacumbe Petroleum Group. He seems to be the one who arranged to purchase $2.4 million worth of black tar heroin from Pablo Acosta's Juarez Cartel, and is responsible for bringing both Chigurh and Wells into the plot that he kicked off the begin with. It's subtly implied that this may be his first rodeo and that he's in over his head, and the company's initial foray into the drug trade ultimately gets him killed.


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* VillainsNeverLie: Averted. The Juarez Cartel recovers their heroin from the deal gone wrong, but reports it missing to the other party involved.
20th May '16 7:45:37 AM mrnickname
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** Anton Chigurh is a deconstruction of the ImplacableMan and HitmanWithAHeart. He isn't a killer robot from the future, and he can bleed and get hurt, but Anton is still as close to a terminator as you could get in real life. Like a Dostoyevskean character, Anton is completely driven by an idea. In this case, the idea is that every action you take, will ultimately decide your fate. If Anton is hired to kill you, that means that somewhere along the line, you have committed an action that warranted it. [[DisproportionateRetribution If you realized this or not at the time, makes ''NO'' difference,]] and there is ''NO'' amount of begging and pleading that will save you, once you're in Chigurhs sights. Anton simply views himself as fates messenger, [[BreakThemByTalking and calmly and methodically makes sure that you realize how poor your decisions were, before he blows your brains out.]] Compare with UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his "i am the flail of god" quote, to see where he is coming from.
The HitmanWithAHeart part, comes from the fact that Chigurh doesn't feel any anger or hatred for his victims. If anything, he might feel pity for the fact that they'd ended up in their current situation, and like in Carla Jeans case, through the fault of others. But that's it. Chigurhs just the deliveryman.

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** Anton Chigurh is a deconstruction of the ImplacableMan and HitmanWithAHeart. He isn't a killer robot from the future, and he can bleed and get hurt, but Anton is still as close to a terminator as you could get in real life. Like a Dostoyevskean character, Anton is completely driven by an idea. In this case, the idea is that every action you take, will ultimately decide your fate. If Anton is hired to kill you, that means that somewhere along the line, you have committed an action that warranted it. [[DisproportionateRetribution If you realized this or not at the time, makes ''NO'' difference,]] and there is ''NO'' amount of begging and pleading that will save you, once you're in Chigurhs sights. Anton simply views himself as fates messenger, [[BreakThemByTalking and calmly and methodically makes sure that you realize how poor your decisions were, before he blows your brains out.]] Compare with UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his "i am the flail of god" quote, to see where he is coming from.
from.The HitmanWithAHeart part, comes from the fact that Chigurh doesn't feel any anger or hatred for his victims. If anything, he might feel pity for the fact that they'd ended up in their current situation, and like in Carla Jeans case, through the fault of others. But that's it. Chigurhs just the deliveryman.
20th May '16 7:42:21 AM mrnickname
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The HitmanWithAHeart part, comes from the fact that Chigurh doesn't feel any anger or hatred for his victims. If anything, he might feel pity for the fact that they'd ended up in their current situation, and like in Carla Jeans case, through the fault of others. But that's it. Chigurhs just the deliveryman.
14th May '16 2:06:55 AM shamblingdead2
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* ThatsWhatSheSaid : Amazingly enough. In the book, during the first exchange between Moss and Carla Jean.
--> Keep it up.
--> That's what she said.
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